Spooktacular Halloween Crafts

Title Creativebug with 4 images of hands knitting, an African American father and son baking, two girls with painted pots, and an Asian boy drawing with markersHalloween is the perfect time to get crafty!  There are costumes to make, pumpkins to carve, and front porches to decorate…  Just imagine all the ghoulish possibilities!  Inspire your creativity and get crafting with Creativebug, one of WNPL’s online databases full of crafty prompts and instructional videos to get your creative juices flowing.

Check out these spooky craft favorites from Creativebug:

Two carve pumpkins; one carved with an owl's face and the other with a mothHalloween Pumpkin Carving with Courtney Cerruti
Sometimes you want more than a toothy jack-o-lantern welcoming Halloween guests to your front porch or dining room table. Courtney shows you how to borrow techniques from printmaking to create fanciful carved designs – in addition to some quick, non-carving ideas. You’ll have plenty of ideas for adding elegant silhouettes, glitter and geometric designs to your Halloween décor.


Gingerbread house made from graham crackers and Halloween candyHaunted Gingerbread House by CBTV Live
Make sure Halloween is both spooky and sweet with this candy-coated haunted gingerbread house.




Black crocheted cat with green eyesCrocheted Black Cat with Twinkie Chan
Learn how to make this spooky-sweet black cat with crochet designer, Twinkie Chan. You’ll learn how to work in the round using basic stitches, whipstitch everything together, and most importantly, embroider the face. This black cat is perfect for Halloween décor – or switch up the yarn colors and make it look just like your favorite kitty!


Child with face painted like a zombieKids Halloween Face Painting with Courtney Cerruti
Transform kids’ faces into Halloween classics with creative face painting. Courtney Cerruti shows how to use different kind of paints to create a tiger, zombie, and vampire. Once you’ve learned a few tricks about applying face paint, you can use it create any disguise quickly and artfully.


Small candle votives with gray and white spooky, cloudy imagesSpooky Transfer Votives with Courtney Cerruti and CBTV Live
See how Courtney uses simple image transfers to decorate spooktacular glass votives.




Find more spooktacular craft ideas on Creativebug by logging in with your WNPL library card number and searching “Halloween.”